The Land Rover Discovery has evolved a distinct design heritage over 20 years and four generations of iconic, instantly recognisable vehicles. The Land Rover Discovery 4 inherits the clean lines of the previous generation, but now subtly updated and given a more premium, more contemporary look.
Smoother, simpler surfaces are employed at the front, giving the vehicle its new character, emphasised by sportier looking front lights, with new LED position lamps configured in a unique, signature stepped profile around the main light units. New lights are also introduced at the rear of the vehicle, incorporating LED stop, tail and indicator technology.
The new front bumper has a larger cooling aperture to accommodate the new engine's greater power outputs. Cleverly, the larger bumper actually improves vehicle aerodynamics by reducing drag, thanks to its innovative anti-drag 'lips' that help smooth the airflow from the front bumper around the front wheels.
A new, twin seven-spoke 19" wheel design is introduced on the Land Rover Discovery 4 to complement the existing 7-spoke 19" wheel and, for the first time, a new striking, 10-spoke 20" wheel is available as a factory-fit option.
Three new paint colours complete the exterior changes for the Land Rover Discovery 4 - Nara Bronze, Bali Blue and Ipanema Sand.
The Land Rover Discovery 4's All-New Interior
The new interior for the Land Rover Discovery 4 combines smooth, flowing surfaces with significant reduction in the complexity and number of controls. It provides a much softer, more premium all-round interior ambience, but still in keeping with the signature Discovery architectural theme.
The new console is now inclined towards the driver, improving visibility and access to the controls. It looks more akin to that in the Range Rover Sport than the outgoing Discovery 3. The Terrain Response control is now more prominently located at the front of the centre console, making way for the cup-holder in a more accessible position, mid-way along the console.
All models feature a new steering wheel, with revised switch layout for driver information, remote audio controls, cruise control and heated steering wheel.
A choice of natural-finish woods, along with stitched and wrapped fascia, door casings and centre console, add to the crafted bespoke feel. There are also two new interior contrast colours, a mid-tone Nutmeg and a darker Arabica, complementing the existing Almond light interior colourway.
New seating is introduced for rows one and two, with a new, extended front seat cushion profile to improve support and seating comfort and, for the first time, the front seats feature height-adjustable head restraints in place of the traditional seat mounted grab handles. HSE vehicles specified with the Premium Leather pack also feature electrically adjustable side seat bolsters, allowing front occupants to tailor their seating's support.
For convenience, the electric seat memory controls are relocated to the door casing.
New Interior Mood Lighting adds the finishing touch to the interior, with the introduction of white LEDs to cast subtle halos around the metal-plated interior door handles and pockets. The fascia and centre console area, complete with soft-stitching, and switchgear highlighted in 'Noble' finishers, also benefit from the interior mood lighting when vehicle lights are on.Published 8 April 2009